Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Waking Ned Devine

4.5 Stars

This is a slightly older movie set in Ireland that I had seen before, but forgotten I'd seen it! Worth watching more than once. Unique and fun. Plus, naked old men are always hilarious.

Monday, March 23, 2009

My Kid Could Paint That

4 Stars

A very interesting documentary following a little girl and her family as she becomes famous for her paintings. It took a twist I wasn't expecting. I don't think the producer expected it either. Made me want to be very careful about what I get Parker involved with in the future.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

4.5 Stars

I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. Yes, we all knew what was going to happen, but the getting there was so fun it didn't matter. I laughed out loud several times!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Skipping Christmas

I enjoyed the beginning of this story almost immediately. It seemed to be a story about nonconformity, and I was all for it. Then it took a turn, which I expected only because I knew there had to be some kind of irony on the way, but really was not prepared for. I was disappointed by the twist and felt cheated and let down just like the main characters. But then another twist that I was not expecting at all made me fall back in love with it and almost brought me to tears. If this story hasn't been turned into a movie yet, then it should be. It should be one of those cheesy Christmas movies that gets shown on television every December.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Wasted - Marya Hornbacher


It took me a while to finish this book, mostly because of the anxiety it caused me to feel. When the author described something beautiful, it made me want to be there to experience it myself, but when she described something horrible, which there was plenty of, it made me want to sprinkle holy water everywhere and curl up under a blanket. The author's dark and dysfunctional perspective of the world made me feel better about my own perspective, even lucky. The only way the ending can be considered a happy one, is if you compare it to the previous details of her life.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Dying Young

5 Stars

This move was so terribly cheesy and romantic and sad. It will make you feel sorry for yourself, and possibly even cry. I loved it.